Mitch Woods Debuts at #8 on the Living Blues Radio Chart and
                      #1 on the Top 50 Jazzy Blues Album Charts

New album, Friends Along The Way, features Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Ruthie Foster and other special guests
We have a stunning release featuring some great, high-energy picks all grounded by Woods’ perfectly pitched and pushed piano-work. Little short of a masterpiece, this is without doubt an album to add to any blues-lover’s collection. — Elmore Magazine
“‘Friends Along The Way’ is his tour de force, the culmination of his enduring career. Only a musician’s musician could gather together talented friends like the ones on this record, a major achievement that should be a contender for a Grammy nomination.” –Independent Journal

(November 8, 2018) Blues pianist Mitch Woods debuts at #8 on the Living Blues Radio Chart and #1 on the Top 50 Jazzy Blues Album Charts (Roots Music Report) this week with his star packed new album Friends Along The Way. Released in late September, the album features many special guests that Woods has gotten to know over the course of his 40-year career. Along with Van Morrison and Taj Mahal, who perform with him on three tracks, the album also features Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Joe Louis Walker, Maria Muldaur, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Kenny Neal, and earlier recordings with James Cotton and John Lee Hooker. The result of these collaborations is an intimate collection of timeless performances.
Take a behind the scenes journey into the making of “Friends Along The Way”

Woods will be performing in Atlanta, GA on November 30 as part of radio station KFRG’s tribute to Fats Domino. Full tour dates are below.

Tour dates:

November 15 – Blues at Biscuits @ Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco, CA
November 18 – Swingin’ In Santa Rosa @ Monroe Hall – Santa Rosa, CA
November 25 – Big Apple Boogie@ Swing 46 – New York, NY
November 30 – KFRG Fats Domino Tribute – Atlanta, GA
December 8 – Nick’s – Pacifica, CA
December 21 – Lagunitas Tap Room – Petaluma, CA
December 23 – Poorhouse Bistro – San Jose, CA
December 28 – Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco, CA
January 25 – Clematis By Night – West Palm Beach, FL
Feb 4 – Mitch Woods Club 88 on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Caribbean @ Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise


  1. Take This Hammer – Van Morrison (vocals, tambourine), Taj Mahal (guitar), Mitch Woods (piano)
  2. C.C. Rider – Taj Mahal (vocals, guitar), Van Morrison (vocals), Mitch Woods (piano)
  3. Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket – Elvin Bishop (vocals, guitar), Mitch Woods (vocals, piano), Larry Vann (drums)
  4. Singin’ The Blues – Ruthie Foster (vocals, guitar), Mitch Woods (piano)
  5. Mother In Law Blues – John Hammond (vocals, national steel guitar), Mitch Woods (piano)
  6. Cryin’ For My Baby – Mitch Woods (vocals, piano), Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica)
  7. Nasty Boogie – Mitch Woods (vocals, piano), Joe Louis Walker (guitar, vocals)
  8. Empty Bed Blues – Maria Muldaur (vocals), Mitch Woods (piano)
  9. Blues Mobile – Kenny Neal (vocals, guitar), Mitch Woods (vocals, piano)
  10. The Blues – Cyril Nevile (vocals), Mitch Woods (piano, vocals)
  11. Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man – Mitch Woods (vocals, piano), Elvin Bishop (guitar)
  12. Blues Gave Me a Ride – Charlie Musselwhite (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Mitch Woods (piano)
  13. Chicago Express – James Cotton (harmonica), Mitch Woods (piano, vocals)
  14. Never Get Out of These Blues Alive – John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar), Mitch Woods (piano)
  15. Midnight Hour Blues – Van Morrison (vocals, harmonica), Taj Mahal (national steel guitar), Mitch Woods (piano)
  16. In The Night – Marcia Ball (piano, vocals), Mitch Woods (piano, vocals)

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